Under SOLAS regulations, ships certified to sail in cold climates must have enough immersion suits for all the crew and guests they are licensed to carry, and to stay within safety guidelines they need to be repaired or replaced regularly. In this easy-to-follow Q&A guide, Viking Life-Saving Equipment outlines all the details you need to know to decide whether to continue to service suits or get them replaced.
For this briefing paper our thanks go to Wilhelmsen Ships Service. These days the big question in acquiring liferafts is whether to buy or rent, says Dave Stebbing from the leading provider's Oslo office. Traditionally, ship owners and operators have bought liferafts and disposed of them when they are worn out or fail the annual IMO safety service. Until recently, there was no other option.
Now shipping companies have a choice - they can buy their own liferafts, or rent them on an annual basis. So what are the arguments for and against?
For this latest paper, our thanks go to Denmark-headquartered IMPA member Viking Life-Saving Equipment, a world leader in maritime safety solutions.
Under SOLAS regulations, ships certified to sail in cold climates must have enough immersion suits for all the crew and guests they are licensed to carry - even if the actual crew on board is lower at a given time - and even if the ship is operating only in warm waters. In addition, extra suits must be stored at remote locations on the vessel.
This easy-to-follow Q&A guide tells you all you need to know about the practical details...